Lucky – easy-going and quiet little man looking for love

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Easy-going and sweet   –   would love to be with at least one other dog again   –   lost one eye and has a broken tail   – about 8 or 9 and 19 lbs  –  quiet 

Lucky is lucky indeed to be in Minpinerie’s care and hopefully going to have a furever home soon. Could that be with you? He arrived on Aug. 20th. Lucky is a JRT/puggle mix, 8 or 9, 19 lbs, surrendered with a large group of dogs from a sad situation in the U.S.  He was the oldest of the group and we took him! Dear Lucky only has one eye and what appears to be a break to the tail. Lucky is a very sweet and easy going dog, quiet and pretty much agreeable to anything. Housebroken, good with dogs, nice boy. He needs his luck to just hold out a little longer for someone like you to give him a chance to be your loving pet and learn how to enjoy life and have a safe home. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Belli – Chihuahua who will love you dearly and bond strongly

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LOVES his people   –    4 years old  –  cannot be with children or cats  – Chi-experienced owner preferred

Belli is 4 and LOVES his family. He will LOVE you and bond strongly to you – he is a typical Chi. 4 years old. He was surrendered by his first family because he does not like children, and he has been known to snap at them. A Chi-experienced family is preferred. He can be owner protective, has issues sharing his toys and food, not crazy about other dogs and really does NOT like cats. If you can foster Belli, please fill out the application to foster at https://minpinerie.ca/foster/ or to adopt….——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

Cozmo – on trial adoption

 

                       

LOVES to be by your side  –  cuddly goofball –  loves tomatoes  –   7 years and 10 pounds  –  loves toys  –  loves hikes –  loves to hunt bugs for hours in a fenced yard  –  no kids

Cozmo was passed along between several University-aged young folk and he is now looking for a permanent home. Those who have known him call him a goofy little cutie who enjoys to be as close to his person as possible. He loves to be under blankets and will sleep under the covers at his human’s feet. He will always be next to you on the couch while you watch TV or have a chat. He is very anxious about being left alone and an owner who works at home or is able to bring him to work would be ideal. Cozmo doesn’t like most other dogs and is very particular about the ones he does. No children around Cozmo!

Cozmo is full of personality. He will tell you what he wants with tiny noises, jumping up and down, and by climbing on you and giving kisses. He would be fine as an only dog or animal…He is significantly better with dogs the same size or smaller than him. Ok with cats, housebroken, loves the car. Cozmo is ok with people once he gets to know them but likes women more. He does not always respond to “come” so off-leash only in fenced areas. On leash, you must be pro-active with him and take charge as pack leader or he will be aggressive towards other dogs and sometimes men – but you’re an experienced dog owner, aren’t you? Cozmo LOVES tomatoes and duck feet. He is very good at telling time and will consequently tell you when his dinner should be served. Cozmo he loves to chase cat toys and will try his best to play with other dogs after lots of exposure. When left to his free will in a garden, this little doll will spend hours hunting for bugs, running around and pouncing on them. We REALLY want to find poor wee Cozmo his secure FOREVER and EVER permanent home. Could that be with you?? ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Ozzy – wants to dance on his hind legs for you and give you lots of kisses!

                   

 likes to stand on his hind legs!  –  loves to give kisses  –  talky  –  curious   –   follows you like a shadow  –   9 years and 19 pounds   –  energetic  –  loves games and walks   –    smart 

Ozzy is 9 and 19 pounds, with lots of energy, is strong and active, shiny coat. Housebroken, makes friends with other dogs after settling down. Not sure about cats, fine with only older children as he’s strong and boisterous sometimes. Loves his walks and interactive games like tug toys, fetching a ball, etc. His foster Mom says “He is very relaxed meeting new people and warms up to them quickly. Everyone who meets him says he’s a lovely little dog. Smart and has learned basic commands and also other commands. Good to walk on retractable leash (26 feet).  I keep his leash short until we get to the open green areas, then it let him walk along and smell everything. He looks so happy high-stepping through the tall grass, and responds immediately when I let him know we’re going left or right.   Ozzy would do well in a busy household – maybe 2 or more people.  He’s intelligent, curious, energetic and needs a lot of physical and mental stimulation.  An assertive, experienced owner would be best for this guy.  He cannot be left for extended periods as he gets scared and will hurt himself in his crate. Little Ozzy was with his owner for his whole life as far as I know and has found it hard but after a couple of months he is really a changed dog – he was happier, more affectionate, sillier, what a great little guy.  I feel reassured that he will bond with his human(s) in his forever home and I think it will happen fast. Ozzy has some endearing habits – he stands up on his back legs a lot – especially when I get his dinner ready or I’ve been a way for a few hours  – he does a few twirls like a circus dog. On a walk he’s perfectly calm around bicycles, skate boards, baby strollers, cars. He’s curious, and will stand up like a meerkat if he sees something interesting, but never looks scared of anything. He’s got the typical Minpin traits – he’s a snuggle-bug a lot of the time and happy to curl up under the blanket on the sofa, gives lots of kisses – he’s a little shadow and follows you around the house and finds everything you do fascinating…he is also spunky, independent and headstrong…he’s very playful but doesn’t always know his own strength. (he’s very muscular). When I ask “Do you want to go for a walk?”  he’ll run up to me, stand up on his rear legs, plant his front paws on me and bounce off, then run to the door.  Kind of like a doggy “high-five”. He will make a wonderful little active buddy for some lucky family. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Baby Girl – on trial adoption

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friendly  –  good with dogs  – 5 years and 20 pounds 

Baby Girl just arrived on Sunday Aug. 20th. She  is said to be JRT/puggle mix, 5 yrs old, 20 lbs. Surrendered with a large group of dogs from a sad situation in the U.S. Baby Girl is sweet and friendly. The entire group have been very confused but have been very cooperative. Baby Girl is the mother of many of the others. She is housebroken and crate trained, good with dogs. She would flourish in a family atmosphere. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

Buster – on trial adoption

One previous owner who died – loves attention – playful – licky – enjoys toys – 12 years – 10-15 pounds – gentle

Here is a video of Buster the cutie! Buster sadly lost his home when his owner died and the daughter turned him in to the shelter. Buster is a sweet little Chi mix, about 12. He takes a daily pill for his heart. Nicely housetrained and loves attention and is playful. Here are comments from his foster mom in the US: “Buster only had one owner in his life. He may still be missing him but he has come out of his shell quite a bit. This is all a big change for him. He is doing good. He has been quiet but loves my attention and licks my hand. When I stop petting him he reaches out and pulls my hand back towards him. He whimpers occasionally but is playful too with his stuffed and squeaky toys. A lovely dog.” If you need an affectionate and quiet friend and you’d like to give Buster a second chance at a happy life, please apply now.—Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

Champ – ADOPTION PENDING!!

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Smart – fine with dogs and cats – excellent off leash – happy – cuddly – just loves affection – 15 pounds – about 6 years old – experienced owner needed to make him feel secure

Champ is a long-legged, warm and smart cutie. We just know this beautiful, smart and sensitive boy will find the right family and they will be so happy they gave him a chance. Champ is extremely friendly and cuddly with his family. It is so much fun to see him happy with his tail madly wagging. You will also smile when you see a very happy Champ run off leash – he needs his two walks/runs a day and is so light and lovely on his feet and does not go very far from you. When you give/show Champ the affection he deserves he rewards you with a look that is filled with so much love. If he wants you to acknowledge him, he will paw gently. If Champ is not sitting beside you on the couch, he will be sleeping on the back of the couch. Champ is sensitive – if you raise your voice at him, he will hang his head. Champ does not really play with other dogs, but he likes having other pets in the household. Champ gets nervous if his foster brothers play rough. For this reason his foster Mom doesn’t take him to dog parks (these dogs are not in his pack so he will nip at them; trying to make them stop). Champ must be socialized with other dogs slowly until he realizes that this new dog is not a threat to him or others. Champ ignores cats. For his personal business, Champ does not yet realize he needs to ask to be let out and so he needs to be taken out on a regular basis, every four hours. Older respectful children would be fine, he is good loose in the house, loves to sleep under covers, good with visitors after a warm-up period, no food or toy guarding. Champ can be aggressive to other dogs when walking him on a leash, so an experienced dog owner is recommended. He bit a person when he thought one of his foster dog siblings was being threatened, so visitors to the home need to be managed properly – no problem for an experienced dog owner. Great in the car. Smart and very good with his basic commands. Would you like to meet this lovely boy? He would like to meet you. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

I am Baby Boy – I want a retired owner or to come to the office with you!

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Bonds strongly – great on leash – fine with cats – needs to be with owner – 8-9 years old – 14 pounds – sleeps with you

Baby Boy is a lovely Chi. If you are looking for a dog that bonds strongly and needs a strong experienced owner, he is your guy! Good loose in the home, doesn’t like being left alone, will howl. When out in the yard, he is usually back to his human within minutes. Great on a leash. Sleeps under the covers. Will eat garbage if he can. Will be owner protective, but follow the foster parent’s program and it will be handled. No food or toy guarding, great in the car. Ideal for a family without other dogs but with another pet, such as a dog-loving cat. He loves the foster cat’s company and they sniff each other. We need him in a home where he spends little to no time alone. He would be an excellent dog to bring into an office. ——Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

 

Phoenix – gorgeous boy who is cuddly, and really, really smart and can go off-leash

Smart – cuddly and happy – observant and well-behaved – needs quiet home – no kids – experienced owner – excellent on/off leash  

Phoenix is a sweet brown-eyed gem in need of a calm environment with an understanding and experienced owner and no children in the home.  He is smart, knows his basic commands, fully housetrained, and after he knows you, cuddly and playful. Just a perfect boy with an owner who is experienced. Phoenix understands if you would like him to leave a room, such as the kitchen and go lie down. He loves to go for walks and once a sense of trust has been built, he is excellent on and off leash, coming when called and never straying too far from his person. He is very good with other dogs, both in the home and on walks. He is also good with people when on walks, at times a little wary, but not aggressive. He is quite timid with strangers and can bark. It is important that visitors leave him alone and let him come in his own time. Like most dogs, he barks when the doorbell rings. He is very good at sleeping in his bed, although he may also like to sleep with a trusted person. Phoenix is comfortable and well-behaved in the car. He listens well and should he move to a place you prefer he not go, a simple redirection is all that is needed.  He is very observant, understands when you are preparing to leave the house and of course, he is always hoping to leave with you, but he is able to stay comfortably at home and is excited when you return. In a family environment, it is important for all members to participate in feeding and walking Phoenix so that he doesn’t bond with just one individual.  No children can be in Phoenix’s home and if children visit, the situation must be supervised carefully or Phoenix should be allowed to go to a quiet safe place. When Phoenix is over-excited, anxious or does not understand what is going on, he reacts in fear and could try to bite. His new owner needs to be an experienced dog owner who understands how to proactively prevent these situations and deal quickly and effectively with any errant situations that arise, who will build trust with Phoenix and never let this dear boy down. Give him a quiet consistent home, and over time, he will reveal the best of himself, which is a wonderful, truly loyal and loving friend. —- Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All of our dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour and tendencies to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post hasn’t captured your heart or sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and many of our arrivals go quickly to pre-approved adopters who have already filled out their applications (many dogs are never posted to our website!). By filling out the application and going through the approval process, you’ll ensure you adopt a suitable dog as soon as possible and we ensure our dogs to go to the right homes as quickly as possible! We look forward to hearing from you soon! Here is the link to the application

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

Hello! Would you like to foster a dog in need? Our rescue cannot save dogs that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter or puppy mill unless we have foster homes with loving folk like you to help prepare dogs for their forever homes. Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who rescue and foster miniature pinschers that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. If you have the room in your home and your heart, (or know of someone who might) please let us know by filling out the application online and help us out by giving one of these sweeties a loving temporary place to stay on their journey to their forever home. You can find out more about a dog that might fit your family and lifestyle by calling or writing to Louise at loulouonline@rogers.com or filling in the volunteer application.